Emory will study your organization and deliver a tailored presentation that makes an ongoing and profitable difference for your attendees. A refreshing style, uncommon perspective and commanding presence, Emory creates memorable and entertaining keynotes, conference openers and closers, seminars, luncheons and banquets. With just the right mix of message & laughter, Emory will connect with your audience!


Emory Austin’s captivating and entertaining programs are the perfect combination of solid expert substance, contagious warmth, and original humor.She is an astute businesswoman with strong entrepreneurial credentials, and will study your organization and deliver a tailored presentation that will make an ongoing and profitable difference for your attendees and your business. She is also a former issues-based TV talk show host and an author for Simon and Schuster’s best-selling anthologies. Successful Meetings magazine calls her “one of the decade’s best!”

Emory’s refreshing style, candor, uncommon perspectives and commanding platform presence make her an outstanding choice for memorable and entertaining keynotes, conference openers and closers, seminars, luncheons and banquets. Austin’s themes of leadership development, customer retention, increasing market share and the transformation of change into vision resonate with audiences for years. Most recently, Austin has been honored with the Council of Peers Award for Excellence, as well as being inducted to the Speaker Hall of Fame.

With just the right mix of message and laughter, Emory Austin will connect with your audience . . . and their hearts. Not only will they love her as a speaker, both male and female attendees will wish they had her as a best friend! Emory Austin . . . Acclaimed. Proven. Dynamic. Sparklingly unforgettable!

“Stress: A New View of What It Actually Is”
‘What we typically consider stress can strike suddenly. More often, however, it creeps in through the back door and seep beneath the surface of our lives. These somewhat hidden sources of stress can do a great deal of damage over time. We may know where it’s coming from OR we may only be aware that it is there without understanding the real cause. It’s extremely difficult to deal with and move away from these gnawing feelings that hold us back from purposefulness and fulfillment (not to mention joy and a calm inner core)! By participating in Emory’s Stress Awareness programs you will come to a new understanding of what stress actually is and how you can best deal with it. We can promise you that some surprises await!’

From She to Shining She (Motivation, Resilience, Inspiration)
Breast Cancer. A scary diagnosis! Never anticipated. And yet . . . it happened to Emory Austin over 20 years ago. Totally unexpected. No genetic influence. But it could have been her heart . . . or some other type of cancer. At the time, it was a frightening nightmare that was completely unanticipated. And yet, as time has gone by, Emory is grateful – because she understands more fully what life and caring and support and medical research and possibility are truly all about. Breast cancer was the greatest teacher she ever had. It, or some other life-threatening diagnosis, can be an impelling force toward uniquely enriching directions for those among us who have been struck by a hit to the solar plexus that knocks all the wind out of you.

An Ounce Of Different (Leadership, Motivation, Team Building)
Here it is: the success-seeker’s definitive edge. Your own unique insights and the ways you activate them are your master keys to success. You’ll learn to build on these strengths and construct more purposeful leadership. Playing to your strengths forms an internal alliance between them, your organization and your market. Making your differences memorable and profitable as you strive for mastery and impact will protect you from copycats and piracy, and will propel you beyond your competition! When you create a planned team environment, extraordinary performance becomes a daily occurrence. Emory opens doors to “aha” solutions that everyone will grasp, discuss, and use.

Yours Is The Vision (Dealing Positively with Change)
“How swift flows the tide that bears you along . . . how crucial the choices you make day by day.” (from one of Emory’s poems) Change presents our most constant challenge as well as our greatest opportunity. We resist change even as we speed toward it. Learn how to compete smarter, lead smarter, work smarter . . . all while keeping up, getting ahead, keeping sanity intact, and increasing your value for a vital future! Staying up and motivated during down times is central to pushing the edge in today’s unpredictable economy. Renewed purposefulness can create a vastly different and far more profitable scenario than merely spinning your wheels on the “status quo plateau.”

Eat Crackers In Bed… And Sleep On The Crumbs. (Personal/Professional Excellence)
Warning: Getting too comfortable with today’s success is a death sentence. The comfort zone too soon becomes the deadly zone. Emory presents how to elevate your flight pattern and set higher goals, while moving beyond where you are today to meet the future’s unpredictable demands. Don’t be overcome by attitude gridlock and get stuck in a holding pattern that could become a vision killer. Learn that intelligent risk-taking adds zest and sparks the clear-sighted strategies and actions that lead to success!

Is Your Bubble In The Middle? (Balance & Resilience)
Do you ever feel like you’re standing on one leg and flailing your arms wildly just to stay upright? The responsibility for balancing success and personal happiness is yours alone. Balance and realistic self-esteem begin with insights that often come our way in those unexpected “happenstances” that affect attitude and lead to clear-eyed self-examination and stronger goal focus. Balance consists of building on strengths and finding your own special niche. Attendees will gain a new perspective on making good decisions and getting a bigger bite out of life. And . . . they’ll be smiling for months to come!

My Map Must Be Upside Down (A Playful Look at Life’s Lessons)
Ever notice that life rarely turns out as expected? Make the odd twists on your route positive, and move forward with confidence as you re-draw your map with the pen of reality! Rethinking our route guidance system is often overlooked as we trot about layering more “stuff” on top of what is already there – forgetting to consider our own mileposts, speed limits and passing zones. Emory approaches this intriguing life-mapping exercise with strategies, humor, and attitude!

The Grass is Greener Where the Grass is Watered (Sales and Branding)
Is your “branding iron” hot? Are you effectively stamping your brand on everything you touch? In today’s global market, your closest competitors may be on the other side of the world as well as just around the corner. Every new day brings incredibly complex name recognition and selling challenges. Meet them head-on with strategies for delivering punch and impact to your sales and customer service roles. Master Emory’s creative mindset for outserving, outselling, and outbranding your competition.

Never Take Your Eye Off Your Boss (Customer Service)
Today’s hot topic – How to propel your clients and customers into absolute fidelity to you and your brand! Outserve your competition by weaving closer ties with those who vote with their dollars. Build trust, loyalty, effectiveness, appeal, and profit. Put on customer glasses; see and grasp what your clients’ highest needs actually are. Discover the mindset and develop the skills to act on every aspect of doing it right. Court your customers and they will say “I do!”

Close Encounters of the Crucial Kind (Education, Youth, Inspiration)
Those who teach and lead our youth face overwhelming challenges in helping them build a better world. How to use your skills wisely in positive and productive ways. How to light individual fires of potential and build self-esteem that makes sense. Put more fresh air and purpose into your own life and theirs. You have the power to touch the future in ways that no one else can. What an important honor! Join Emory for this inspiring celebration of workable and strength-building possibilities.



Emory Austin is fascinated by the myriad ways in which different people think, by why they do what they do, neglect what they neglect, choose what they choose, and by the patterns for success or failure they develop in the process. Your participants have developed highly individual ways of dealing with opportunities for leadership, professional and personal change, their customer base, and working relationships of all types! Are they where you’d like them to be in these areas?

What is going on in your organization with regard to all of this? Perhaps you are looking for an internationally sought-after expert and speaker with a brand new way to deliver your message. Your participants will identify with Emory Austin’s extraordinary gifts as a storyteller/strategist in ways that they will remember and use, because she will help them design a path for connecting their own life lessons to practical insights that they will act upon in positive ways on your behalf. Emory’s presentations are unforgettable, growth-focused, and delightfully humorous. Clients line up to hear and to use her well-defined approaches to leadership, change, balance, customer service and teamwork. It’s all about subjective, human attitudes and action choices in an increasingly electronic world, and Emory builds a strong bridge between the two that is unifying, practical, and exciting.

Because of her ability to “dig deep,” Emory’s busy calendar is filled with national and international clients in almost every industry – healthcare, education, banking and finance, chambers of commerce and other associations, insurance, business and government, nonprofits, chemicals and agriculture, food service, computers, telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, churches, real estate, direct sales, retail, construction, women’s organizations and utilities – and . . . she is invited back over and over again.

Why might Emory be your best choice? Because her customized focus is on partnering with you to enhance the professional culture that can produce the solutions required for success in your challenging and competitive environment. Our e-culture world is hungry for solid ways to build balance between cold technology and warmer people skills. Emory’s experience with leading international minds is a driving force in her acute analysis of ways to make this happen for your participants.

Emory Austin is recognized as one of only a handful of great women keynoters. She is a member of the International Speaker’s Hall of Fame, and was selected for her expertise, style, professionalism, reputation, and overwhelming audience response. Each year, only five professional speakers are chosen for this distinguished commendation, and Emory was the sole woman honoree! In 2006 she was honored as a Legend of the Speaking Profession.

Emory was the three-year host of an issue-based television talk show, and has been featured in best-selling Simon & Schuster anthologies by request of the publisher. She is also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wake Forest University with a major in writing and psychology.

Here’s another bonus for you: Emory will connect with your audience . . . and their hearts. Not only will they love her as a speaker, they’ll trust her and wish they had her as a best friend!


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